Gary Wayne Perry

Published 2:07 pm Monday, April 17, 2023

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Gary Wayne Perry, 74, Elizabethton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
A lifelong resident of Elizabethton, he always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone. Gary had a heart of gold and a knack for talking on the phone. He loved the Lord and was a friend to all that knew him.
Gary was the son of the late Earl and Marie Crow Perry. He was a graduate of Hampton High School and was a devoted member of Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired from Matheson Tool & Die.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his uncles, Howard, Jim, Carl and Alfred Crow, Carl Keplinger and Clarence Perry, and his aunts, Annie Crow, Phyllis Crow, Jane Calhoun and Florence Robinette.
He leaves behind aunts, Edith Keplinger, Shirley Matheson and Margaret Crow; a special uncle, Harry “Bea” and Patsy Crow and Don Robinette, as well as a host of cousins. He loved his church family and had many special friends including his caregiver and best friend, Sue Tolley, his little buddy, Stetson Lane Cornette, and also Sammie Sue, his furry baby cat.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Fleenor officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m., prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Perry family.

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